Get glimpse insights into culture and custom of Vietnam with our 7-day tour. Glance but still sufficient at Vietnam – a country is favored by Nature where also owns diverse and unique cultural identity and hospitality of people. Start from Ho Chi Minh City and finish at Hanoi, you will set your foot in many different main highlights of Vietnam like Cu Chi Tunnel, Cai Be Floating Market, Hoi An, Halong Bay, etc. The trip is a balanced combination of visiting and relaxing to give you as good as possible itinerary within a short vacation in Vietnam.
 

Tour Code:
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Date: No fixed, up to your decision
Star/End: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Hanoi
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Culture and History
Tour Categories: Vietnam tours
Highlights: Ben Thanh market, Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office, Cai Be Floating Market, Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature, La Vong Islet, Trong Mai Islet, Dai Bang Islet, Thien Cung Grotto and Sung Sot Grotto.
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages depend on your Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned motor coach
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour & Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 3: Mekong Delta (Cai Be Floating market) – Fly to Da Nang-Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An Farmer & Fishing Eco tour & Walking tour
Day 5: Hoi An- Danang – Fly to Hanoi – Hanoi city tour
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 7: Depart Hanoi

 
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Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city (D)
After warmly greeted by our Tour Guide and driver, we then relocate to hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing before having welcome dinner at a cozy local restaurant. In the evening, we can have more lively look about this city by walking around the streets or Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Bustling and hustling atmosphere in Ben Thanh Market

Bustling and hustling atmosphere in Ben Thanh Market

Day 2: Saigon city tour – Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
Itinerary today is optional because it is mainly based on the weather. If today falls on raining season, we will visit Cu Chi Tunnel first and then spend the afternoon exploring Ho Chi Minh City. Plan will be informed by Tour Guide before departing.
Morning sightseeing with our Local Tour Guide presents to you about one of the most well-known historical monument of Vietnam- Cu Chi Tunnel. Head to the northwest about 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City, it takes an hour driving. On the way, we can witness beautiful countryside landscapes with enormous rubber plantations and rice fields. Arrival at Cu Chi Tunnel, we spend a few minutes watching a short video introducing how the tunnel was built. Afterward, we explore and see with our own eyes a secret underground system constructed by Vietnamese people in Indochina War and Vietnam War with the length of around 250 km. We can also witness an US tank or numerous bomb holes made by 500lb bombs are remaining historical vestiges of a magnanimous period of time. We may take a rest by experiencing real guns and bullets.

Tourist discover the Tunnel of Cu Chi

Tourist discover the Tunnel of Cu Chi

The half of the day we back to Ho Chi Minh City to take city tour. Head to Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Place of the South Vietnam President in the past), War Remnant Museum where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war before visit famous Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Old Post Office in the afternoon. We then back to our hotel after take a short trip to Ben Thanh Market.

Day 3: Mekong Delta (Cai Be Floating market) – Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh City in the morning, southwest through Mekong Delta and visit eventful life of local people in Cai Be Floating Market (Tien Giang Province) where we can buy variety of goods, fruits and agricultural products in small boats. Then, along the tangled canals, we row the boat to farther island villages to get closer to residents’ life. Have a local meal at one of their house, join a bike tour on village paths and prepare to back to Ho Chi Minh City.
End the day we set foot on Danang after a short flight. Warmly welcomed by Local Guide and quickly transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

The boats with full of vegetable and fruit in Cai Be Floating Market

The boats with full of vegetable and fruit in Cai Be Floating Market

Day 4: Hoi An Farmer & Fishing Eco tour & Walking tour (B, L)
In the early morning, bus and bike are our optional transportation means to move to a local farming village and experience a pleasant time of being a farmer with agricultural activities like hoeing soil, watering vegetables in an organic garden, riding buffalo on the rice paddies or simply relaxing yourself by breathing fresh air in the countryside. Leaving that peaceful village, we board Hoi An Eco-tour boat to the mouth of river intersecting with Cua Dai Sea.

Lear how to cast fishing net in Cua Dai River, Hoi An

Lear how to cast fishing net in Cua Dai River, Hoi An

Here, we get great experiences as a truly fisherman by learning the traditional way to catch fishes with round and cast nets or how to row unique Vietnamese traditional bamboo basket boats. And then is the peaceful moments for us under the shade of coconut palm trees and listen magnanimous stories about Vietnam War and soldiers on the both sides in the village. After that, let’s take a walk, have some teas and snacks together with local people.
Return to Hoi An Eco-tour boat, have a lunch and cold beer or soft drinks then, we go back to Hoi An for walking tour. Hoi An was a famous town named Faifo where used to be a trading area of numerous businessman from Japan, China, Spain and Italy, etc. in 16th, 17th century. At the present, Hoi An attracts tourists by still keeping mostly its tiny streets and alleys, tiled roof houses, ancient assembly halls and Japanese Covered Bridge, etc. Overnight in Hoi An.

Japanese Covered Bridge at night

Japanese Covered Bridge at night

Day 5: Hoi An- Danang – Fly to Hanoi – Hanoi city tour (B, L)
After breakfast, we check out hotel in Hoi An to transfer to Danang for an early flight to Hanoi. Meet our Local Guide when arrival then we have a short rest for recovering to take a city tour. Itinerary of this morning includes Museum of Ethnology where exhibits valuable objects and documents of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 where still has remained quintessences in culture and education from Ly Dynasty.
This afternoon, follow our guide to visit the outside of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Silt House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda which is most outstanding attractions in Hanoi. Back to hotel and have a rest, then we gain authentic insights into the local way of life by taking 1-hour cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter – home of a thousand small businesses who have lived here over many generations. Each street is named according to its typical goods sold. For instance, “Hang Bac” sells silver items, “Hang Luoc” sells combs or “Hang Bong” sells cotton quilts, etc. Afterward, we will enjoy unique Water Puppet Show and traditional live performances of musicians in the show as well. Overnight in Hanoi.

Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam

Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L)
Heat to the East, Halong Bay is the following sites which is a majestic and mighty masterpiece by Nature with over 1,600 limestone islands and islets rising from the blue sky. Board a cuise in the middle day, we enjoy tasty seafood and marvel at various unique shapes of islands like old fisherman (La Vong Islet), an eagle looking for food (Dai Bang Islet) or a pair of chicken standing together (Trong Mai Islet) etc. Then, we will discover the beauty of diverse system of grottos and caves in Halong Bay such as Thien Cung Grotto (Heaven Palace) or Sung Sot Grotto (Amazing Grotto). End of the day, we comeback to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Cruise along the majestic Halong Bay

Cruise along the majestic Halong Bay

Day 7: Depart Hanoi (B)
After breakfast, our driver will take you to Noi Bai International Airport for the departure flight. Trip ends.

A corner of sprawling market in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

A corner of sprawling market in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

What’s included?

  • Private ground transfers and transportation
  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast, rooms based on 2 people per room, extra bed up on request
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (authentic Vietnamese food)
  • Private boat in Mekong Delta
  • Private boat in Halong Bay
  • Boat cruise in Hoi An
  • Bamboo basket boat
  • Bicycle tour in Mekong Delta
  • Bicycle tour in Hoi An
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Cyclo ride in Hanoi
  • Domestic flight: Ho Chi Minh city – Danang; Danang – Hanoi
  • Airport tax
  • Bottle during the trip
  • Government tax and service charge

What’s excluded?

  • International flight tickets
  • Airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not indicated
  • Visa and visa fee
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers and others

Recommended Accommodation List:

Location 3* Standard 4* Standard 5* Standard
Ho Chi Minh City Saigon hotel Central Palace hotel Grand Saigon hotel
Hoi An Vinh Hung 2 hotel Thanh Binh Riverside hotel Royal Hoi An hotel
Hanoi Authentic hotel Lan Vien hotel Apricot hotel